Reducing halos when sharpening with Lighten


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Reducing halos when sharpening with Lighten

Here's a nice picture of the fall colors in beautiful Seattle and, of course, it was a rainy morning. I want to make these raindrops pop off the leaf. I want them to be really, really sharp. So, of course, we're going to use our sharpening ability in Photoshop to make these water drops have a little bit more depth and be a little bit crisper. As usual, what we'll typically do when we do any kind of filter in Photoshop is you duplicate the layer first, so you protect your original, Command+J, Ctrl+J, and there is a duplicate layer. Now, when you sharpen an image, let's talk about that real quick. Sharpening is increasing the contrast of edge pixels. Now Photoshop thinks an edge is a light pixel next to a dark pixel. It doesn't really know anything else is an edge. So it doesn't necessarily know that this edge of the leaf, meaning in real life that's an actual edge, as we perceive it, is the actual edge. It just knows that is a dark pixel next to a light pix...

Reducing halos when sharpening with Lighten
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Reducing halos when sharpening with Lighten provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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Design Photography
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